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Feds Probe Failure To Collect Mine Safety Penalties After NPR Report

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:10am

The Labor Department's investigation follows an NPR/Mine Safety and Health News series about the failure of federal regulators to collect millions in safety penalties at the nation's mines.

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NTSB Investigators Plan To Interview Engineer Of Derailed Amtrak Train

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:10am

Investigators are sifting through the wreckage trying to determine what caused the deadly accident. The NTSB says the train was traveling more than twice the recommended speed for the area.

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Calif. Bottled Water Plants Are Scrutinized During Severe Drought

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:10am

Companies like Nestle are being eyed for how and where they're drawing the water. Steve Inskeep talks to Ian James, a reporter with The Desert Sun Newspaper in Palm Springs, Calif.

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Violence Reported During Yemen's Humanitarian Ceasefire

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:10am

Steve Inskeep talks to Andre Perache of Doctors Without Borders about the situation in Yemen, where a humanitarian ceasefire began on Tuesday. Houthi rebels have controlled the capital for months.

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David Letterman's Top 10 Late-Night Memories (Well, Not Really)

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 2:37am

No one has been a late-night TV host longer than David Letterman, who retires Wednesday after 33 years. Here's what he told NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans on leaving the Ed Sullivan Theater one last time.

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A Database Of All Things Brainy

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 2:34am

A mouse brain boasts more than 200 different kinds of cells, say scientists, who are busy cataloging everything known about each type. Next up: a data trove of details on human brain cells.

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N.Y. Police Shooting Case Divides City's Asian-Americans

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 2:34am

NYPD officer Peter Liang has been indicted for the death of Akai Gurley. Some in the Asian-American community support holding Liang accountable; others say he is being scapegoated because of his race.

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Long-Term Depression May Boost Stroke Risk Long After Mood Improves

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 2:32am

Even after the psychological pain is effectively treated, damage from long years of depression may linger. It seems to double the risk of stroke among adults over age 50, research suggests.

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Police Rethink Tactics Amid New Technologies And Social Pressure

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 2:29am

One officer says relations with the public are "about as bad as I've seen," as a take-charge method of policing collides with a more skeptical citizenry that can record and disseminate video anywhere.

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A Fortune In Folios: One Man's Hunt For Shakespeare's First Editions

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 2:24am

Henry Folger once spent nearly a year's salary on a William Shakespeare first folio. In The Millionaire and the Bard, Andrea Mays chronicles his obsession with collecting the playwright's work.

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I'm From Philly. 30 Years Later, I'm Still Trying To Make Sense Of The MOVE Bombing

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 10:55am

Philadelphia native Gene Demby was 4 years old when city police dropped a bomb on a house of black activists in his hometown. Thirty years later, he's still trying to make sense of it all.

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Dog Sniffs Out Illegally Caught Fish

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 6:21am

A Labrador Retriever named Saydee recently completed training, and now she's able to detect illegally caught fish. She made her for bust: 2 men in Bridgeport, Ct., had taken undersized striped bass.

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Pa. Man Loses Housing Subsidy After Prostitute Found Under His Bed

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 6:09am

Montgomery County, Pa., subsidizes assisted living for about 20 older people. The Intelligencer in Doylestown reports the man man sold liquor to fellow residents and used the profit to pay for a date.

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Vinyl's Comeback Keeps Record Pressers Busy

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 5:39am

There are about 16 vinyl press plants still operating in the U.S. While there were about 9 million vinyl records sold in the U.S. overall last year — that's just a sliver of total album sales.

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Dozens Die After Another Major Earthquake Hits Nepal

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:07am

With Nepal suffering its second massive earthquake in a month, Renee Montagne learns about the impact on the ground from Jen Hardy, an aid worker with Catholic Relief Services.

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Facebook Debuts Instant News Articles From News Organizations

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:07am

Facebook and several media companies have announced that news articles will now be published directly into users News Feeds. The articles will come from The New York Times, NBC News and others.

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Subscriptions We No Longer Need: Do You Still Have An AOL Account?

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:07am

It was announced on Tuesday that Verizon is buying AOL for $4.4 billion. AOL's dial-up business has roughly two million subscribers. But years into the broadband age, many people still have their AOL accounts. What other subscriptions are they holding on to?

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Ahead Of Summit, Gulf States Doubt America's Mideast Policies

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:07am

Of the six Gulf nations that will be represented in Washington, D.C., at a summit hosted by President Obama, only two will be represented by their monarchs. The aim of the gathering is to build support for a nuclear accord with Iran.

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Show On ABC Is Part Of Disney's Effort To Revive Muppet Franchise

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:07am

ABC announced that it's bringing back the Muppets. Kermit, Miss Piggy and friends will star in a new series this fall.

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5 Killed In Amtrack Train Derailment In Philadelphia

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:07am

An Amtrak train that was traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York Tuesday night derailed in the Port Richmond area of Philadelphia. At least five people were killed. Dozens of others were taken to area hospitals. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

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